Let me first point out that the photos used in this post have been shot with an iPhone, of which I am particularly proud. Photography is not always about the equipment but about the eye. I have been spending lots of time over at Instagram and you should really join the party over there to catch up with us in between posts. It’s been a superb week over here at Chef and Steward. We have both been paying attention to taking good care of ourselves in spite of the sometimes seemingly overwhelming demands of our professional lives. One thing that has certainly improved is our diet! We have been nourishing ourselves with healthy, tasty yet practical dishes to fuel up. You know that we have an “in-and-out” policy with our recipes on this blog as we strongly feel that everyday meals ought to be practical, easy and efficient for just about everyone to master.
Even though we are eating more mindfully, I still get yearnings for chocolate. I remember a time after I had the baby and my mother had returned to Jamaica, when I would have double chocolate muffins and milk everyday after I finally put our baby to bed. As time passed, it grew to all of three muffins in one night instead of dinner as I desperately tried to just relax after a double duty of solo child-minding and incessant breast-feeding, while still maintaining my food column with the Khaleej Times and this blog. I loved my baby with every ounce of my being but doing it all alone (being married to a chef is really doing it alone) was taking its toll on me. Have we come a long way. These days I make my own chocolate bar from scratch and I also create chocolate muffins whenever I have the urge for something sweet or to supply much needed nutrients after a workout.
Here’s this simple low carb and sugar-free recipe that you could use for breakfast or to replace any meal if you find yourself with little time and a hungry stomach and want a healthier option than three double chocolate muffins. (I can smile about it now:D )
- 200 ml cold Almond Milk
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1-2 packets stevia (depending on how sweet you want it)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1½ scoops Isopure vanilla protein powder (or your preferred vanilla protein powder)
- Put all ingredients into a blender and whip together for several minutes to incorporate lots of air.
- Pour over ice and serve!